Speaker Paul Ryan announced as keynote speaker for Salt Lake Chamber’s 39th Giant in our City

The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, announces Speaker Paul Ryan as the keynote speaker at the 39th Giant in our City.

The event, which will be held at the Grand America Hotel on June 9, 2018, will honor Senator Orrin Hatch with the Giant in our City award. The award honors those with exceptional and distinguished service and extraordinary professional achievement, and is widely recognized as the most prestigious business award given in Utah. 

“In the history of the State of Utah no other individual legislator has had greater impact than Senator Orrin Hatch. He has spent the entirety of his career dedicated to the citizens of Utah and this state’s business community,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “We are pleased that Speaker Ryan, someone who has worked so closely with Senator Hatch to develop and enact legislation that has helped Utah and the rest of the country unlock economic growth, will be in attendance to help us honor this great statesman.”

Now in his seventh, and final, term as Utah’s senator, Orrin Hatch is the most senior Republican in the Senate and the longest-serving Republican senator in United States history. Hatch became the President Pro Tempore of the Senate in 2015. Among his many initiatives are the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, the Strengthening Our Commitment to Legal Immigration and America’s Security Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, and the Utah School Trust Lands Exchange Act.

Senator Orrin Hatch is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance. He is also a member (and former Chairman) of the Judiciary Committee; a member (and former Chairman) of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; and a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation. He also has the honor of serving on the Board of Directors for the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Senator Hatch will officially be presented with the Giant in our City award at the ceremony on June 9, 2018, at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.